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Fruit bowl

Fruit bowl

  • Place of origin:

    Birmingham (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1913 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Copson, Carrie (designer and maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver, cast, engraved and enamelled

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss E. Copson

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.617-1954

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This fruit bowl was designed and executed by Carrie Copson and awarded the National Silver Medal, First Prize and Messenger Prize. It was exhibited in London, 1913, and in Paris, 1914. As a consequence it remained in the vaults of the Louvre throughout the First World War and was only returned to London in 1919.

Physical description

The base bell shaped with applied wire ornament and with two bands of green enamel. The stem, round, engraved with a design of vine leaves and round it four cast figures of children. A pierced knop of vine pattern; the bowl edged and decorated with an applied wire border.

Place of Origin

Birmingham (probably, made)

Date

ca. 1913 (made)

Artist/maker

Copson, Carrie (designer and maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silver, cast, engraved and enamelled

Marks and inscriptions

No marks

On the base, the inscription, "Designed and executed by Carrie Copson. Awarded National Silver Medal, Silversmith, First Prize and Messenger Prize."

Dimensions

Height: 6.75 in, Diameter: 8.75 in

Object history note

This fruit bowl was designed and executed by Carrie Copson and awarded the National Silver Medal, First Prize and Messenger Prize. It was exhibited in London, 1913, and in Paris, 1914. As a consequence it remained in the vaults of the Louvre throughout the First World War and was only returned to London in 1919.

Descriptive line

Silver and enamel, no hallmarks, Birmingham, ca.1913, designed and made by Carrie Copson.

Materials

Silver

Techniques

Casting; Engraving (incising); Enamelling

Subjects depicted

Children; Vine leaves

Categories

Metalwork; Tableware & cutlery

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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